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THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.30 | 2932 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
5 stars With 500 reviews of this album, my own review is a johnny-come-lately to this party. But I am still putting down 200 words of my own impression of this album because I have been listening a lot to it. I refer you to other reviews for a minute by minute in debt review of this album.

This concept album is the concept album all new concept albums are judged up against. Just ask Spock's Beard. The reviews of their Snow concept album contained a lot of references to The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Classic Rock magazine devoted one full magazine to this The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. So this album is as important as The Beatles's Sgt Peppers album. To be able to understand symphonic prog, you simply need this album. So, how was it for me ?

I regard it as a brilliant listening experience. But it also has it's flaws. The flaws are some pieces of music that simply does not work for me. But the title track, The Carpet Crawlers and The Lights Dies Down On Broadway is excellent. That also goes for some other pieces of music in the long concept tracks. This album has it's flaws, but they are overshadowed by some fantastic pieces of music.

.........I am reading the rating system here......... Due to it's historic significance, it's role as a the standard all other concept albums are judged against and 90 % of this album containing some excellent pieces of music; I feel I have no other choice of giving it five stars. In 30 years time, I guess I will still give it five stars. The pop up warning is coming, but my conscience is as clean as a virgin in a monastery. Five stars it is.

5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 5/5 |

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